JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An Indiana semi-truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people in northern Illinois has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Francisco Espinal-Quiroz pleaded guilty in November to five counts of reckless homicide and falsifying entries in his logbook that tracks how many hours he was behind the wheel.READ MORE: Bobcat Spotted, Photographed By Wildlife Ecologist At Will County Nature Preserve
Will County Circuit Judge David Carlson handed down the sentence Thursday.READ MORE: 'We Are Forcing Them To Listen' Protest Organizers Say Despite The Chauvin Verdict, Their Work Continues
The 53-year-old Espinal-Quiroz was driving July 21, 2014, on Interstate 55 near Channahon when his vehicle slammed into vehicles stopped at a construction zone. The crash killed three people, including an 11-year old girl, in one vehicle and two others in other vehicles.
Espinal-Quiroz is blind in his right eye, but has a waiver to drive a truck through Indiana.MORE NEWS: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Stands Behind CPD Supt. David Brown, Angrily Shoots Down Rumors He's On His Way Out
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